March signals the return of geese, the flow of maple sap, and the squawking of cranes. Every March, people celebrate Leopold Week with events that depict the land ethic. This year Leopold Week is March 5-14, 2021.
There are several virtual programs being offered by the Aldo Leopold Foundation. It is free but you must register.
- Monday, March 8th, 2021: Aldo Leopold, Phenology, and Climate Change, presented by Dr. Stan Temple.
- Tuesday, March 9th, 2021: Why Words From the Land Matter, presented by Dr. J. Drew Lanham.
- Wednesday, March 10th, 2021: Land Ethics, Social Justice, and Aldo Leopold, panel discussion featuring Dr. Curt Meine.
- Thursday, March 11th, 2021: Green Fire Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Examining an Evolving Land Ethic, panel featuring original cast members Leslie Weldon, Michael Howard, Bill McDonald, and Curt Mein.
Join the celebration of Leopold’s mission to inspire care for the land and all living things. Join the celebration across the country to come together to celebrate Aldo Leopold and the land ethic through community readings, film screenings, outdoor activities, and more.
Virtual Readings by University of Wisconsin-Madison
You are invited to join the UW-Madison virtual readings of A Sand County Almanac. It starts at 1 p.m. and concludes about 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 6, 2021. “This is a special event,” per Tim Eisele. Not only because Leopold is a special person to anyone who values natural resources, but also because he was the first research director at the UW-Arboretum, and during his time on campus he and his students conducted much research at the Arboretum.”
A Sand County Almanac There is a registration link about a third of the way down the page.
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